Learner's definition of PALATE
1 : the top part of the inside of your mouth: the roof of your mouth 2 : the sense of taste
The restaurant serves Korean food adapted for the American palate.
She's been working hard on a menu that will please the palates of all her guests.
Sorbet is sometimes served between courses to cleanse the palate. [=to clean and refresh your mouth between different parts of a meal]